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In Lagos Man, 30, arraigned for allegedly robbing man at ATM point

Okoliko said the accused stole N7,000 ‎and a Techo phone valued at N38,000, totaling N45,000 from the complainant, Chinma Ugochukwu.

A 30-year-old, Yemi Solomon, who allegedly robbed a man of phone worth N38,000 and N7,000 at ATM point, on Thursday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Solomon, 30, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and threat to life.

According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, the accused committed the offences at the premises of Zenith Bank on Ogunlanna Drive, Surulere,  on April 14 at about 2.30.p.m.

Okoliko said the accused stole N7,000 ‎and a Techo phone valued at N38,000, totaling N45,000 from the complainant, Chinma Ugochukwu.

He alleged that Solomon trailed the complainant to the premises of the bank, where he compelled him to use his ATM card to withdraw money.

“The accused ordered Ugochukwu to hand over the money and the phone to him.

“Immediately the accused stepped out of the bank premises, the complainant quickly informed the security guards on duty and they trailed the accused and arrested him,” he said.‎

The offences contravened Sections 280(1) (a) and 301 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015 (Revised).

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr.A.A. Paul, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum.‎

Paul said the surety must be gainfully employed and should also provide evidence of tax payment to the government.

‎He adjourned the case until May 10 for mention.

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